Right in the centre - Get it in writing!

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

About the time we got started in the newspaper business in 1989, a man from Stonewall, named Merv Farmer, was building up some nice newspapers. He wisely told us, if you are going to have a newspaper, you have to spend money on news, on journalists. We have always taken that to heart. 

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Editorial - New gun law targets law abiding citizens

By Micah Waddell

Rivers Banner

For many gun owners, this past week’s announcement from our “great” leader was incredibly disappointing to hear. An unbelievably loose ban on “assault” firearms has effectively made it illegal to own any form of sporting and competition rifle. The Prime Minister was quoted, stating, “Why do you need an AR-15 to hunt deer?” A ludicrous statement, given that it has been illegal to hunt with such weapons for a long time.

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Right in the centre - CO2 levels may cause crop production cutbacks

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Winnipeg Free Press ran an article on Tuesday. It was a good enough article on its own merits. It states that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels are up, but… it’s a rather shallow article. The last year they have stats for is 2018. Results for 2019 and 2020 don’t seem to be available yet.

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Column like I see 'em - The post pandemic to-do list

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

We’ve all likely reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where we’re asking ourselves the same questions: When will it end? When will life get back to normal? As I type this column in an empty room, dealing with the isolation as best I can, I still don’t know the answers and most likely, neither do you.

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Right in the centre - Always ready for the last war

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

There is no other description for the past few months except surreal. The challenges faced by communities, individuals, countries and leaders are unusual, but not unheard of. COVID-19 is resulting in a lot of illness, a large number of deaths and a huge amount fear-based decisions. Anyone who says they aren’t concerned or fearful about COVID-19 is either a fool or a liar.

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